A survey of abstract paintings and paper work by Agnes Martin at LACMA charts the artist's blossoming awareness
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's expansion has a lot of art by a few big names such as Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, Alexander Calder.
New York-based artist's exhausting visuals at the Orange County Museum of Art are as shamelessly captivating as a car wreck
The life of Helen Lundeberg spanned the 20th century, almost exactly. In the first full-scale retrospective exhibition of paintings by the Los Angeles artist,
Without classic 1960s Pop art, especially Andy Warhol's, there would be no Robert Mapplethorpe photographs as we know them from the 1970s and 1980s.
New Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery's spacious facility hosts 'Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016'
"Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium" at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a thorough examination.
'Disguise: Masks and Global African Art' at the Fowler Museum adds a dynamic, modern touch to an ancient, cross-cultural tradition.
'Leap Before You Look' at UCLA's Hammer Museum offers a fascinating look at Black Mountain College, which had a profound influence on the emergence of the midcentury American avant garde.
Matt Wedel's ceramics at L.A. Louver, Doug Ohlson's paintings at Louis Stern and Genevieve Gaignard's installation are reviewed.
National Museum of African Art, showing works from Bill Cosby's art collection in 'Conversations,' hurts itself.
The power of the French monarchy is on full display in 'Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV' at the Getty Museum, with designs after Raphael, Giulio Romano, Peter Paul Rubens, Simon Vouet, Charles Le Brun and others.
"Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond" at the California African American Museum shifts frame of reference for black artists
Part political cartoon, part surreal history lesson, Jim Shaw's 'The End Is Here' show at N.Y.'s New Museum encapsulates almost 40 years of conclusions
The work of Sister Corita, a nun and activist, edges on Pop art, but her humanism went deeper than the Warhol influences
Noah Purifoy's important assemblages, begun after the Watts riots and stretching past 9/11, redefined and enlarged the idea of black consciousness
'Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces From Florence Cathedral' at the Museum of Biblical Art captures rivalry.
In 'Out of Sight,' William Hackman takes a worthwhile look at the L.A. art scene in the 1960s but repeats some outdated established ideas.
The overblown installation of 102 lifeless canvases in monochrome ranks among the Pop artist's worst works — even its creator was unimpressed, calling it 'disco decor'
Art review: The exquisite beadwork in 'Floral Journey' at Autry National Center has messages about the beliefs, struggles of Native Americans.
Art review: Jam-packed 'Take It of Leave It' exhibit at UCLA focuses on two genres from '80s: appropriation art and pieces that challenged the establishment.
J. Seward Johnson's 'Forever Marilyn' in Palm Springs was meant to honor Marilyn Monroe, but the ham-handed sculpture dehumanizes her. It will be displayed at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey.
Notes on the Year: Former President George W. Bush's attempts to brush aside history by creating portraits of cats and landscapes aren't working.
Andrea Bowers' '#sweetjane' installation at Pomona and Pitzer college galleries goes beyond a rape in Steubenville, Ohio, to examine social mores, media and victimization in a digital age.
Art Review: "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966" is a lovely and engrossing show at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Christopher Knight reviews.
Museo Jumex art review: Four impressive exhibitions show that the new museum in Mexico City for contemporary art is heading in the right direction.
The Cyrus Cylinder display at the Getty Villa is among SoCal events that also include exhibits on Renaissance paintings, John Divola and Southern artists.
'Chris Burden: Extreme Measures' art review: Retrospective at the New Museum needs only small sampling to show artist's deep influence.
Art Review: 'Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections' at Pasadena Museum of California Art impresses.
Art review: Tim Youd's downtown performance art "Post Office" is an irony-steeped exercise in endurance, as he re-types Bukowski's first book on a single battered page.
Critic's Notebook: Safety concerns over Paul Conrad's 'Chain Reaction' have been debunked, so why the Santa Monica push to dismantle?
Art review: 'Face to Face' at the Huntington is a small, illuminating exhibit that highlights the importance of travel and trade between Florence, Italy, and other European countries on art.
Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch's seemingly imminent exit has never been a matter of "if" but of "when," Christopher Knight writes.
Asia powerfully interacts with the Americas, rather than just Europe, in the Orange County Museum of Art's California-Pacific Triennial.
Critic's Notebook: As architect Peter Zumthor's LACMA plan is debated, look at what spaces have made for first-rate art museum buildings.
Charles A. Loeser intended eight Cezanne paintings to adorn the White House. The terms of his 1928 will remain unfulfilled. Christopher Knight comments.
Officials at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art seem to think that changing the art program will fix the business plan. They're wrong, writes Los Angeles Times Art Critic Christopher Knight.
Barnes Foundation: John Anderson's new epilogue for 'Art Held Hostage' points a damning finger. Neil L. Rudenstine's 'The House of Barnes' illuminates little.
'Painting in Place,' LAND's scruffy and ambitious show at the old Farmers & Merchants Bank downtown, reveals the wide world of conceptual abstraction.
UCLA Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin announces that free admission will kick into place in February, and Christopher Knight hopes a trend is afoot.
Richard Artschwager art review: He is the rare artist adept at paintings and sculptures, as traveling retrospective at the UCLA Hammer Museum shows.
Critic's Notebook: John Cage's art may not rise to the level of his compositions, but the same seeking spirit is at work, soon to be on view in Pomona.
Painter LeRoy Neiman, who died last week at 91, played a key role in helping Hugh Hefner push his 'Playboy Philosophy' on a culture steeped in Puritan values.
Critic's Notebook: It's a shame that men far outnumber women when it comes to solo exhibitions at LACMA and MOCA; the same is true with the Getty's photography shows.
The Isenheim Altarpiece is shocking yet comforting. As violent movies and video games are taken to task, an art critic considers images' many powers.
The Museum of Contemporary Art's street art exhibition overflows with repetition while spreading a mythic tale about New York graffiti's cultural influence, mostly ignoring Los Angeles' contribution.
The attention given to Michael Heizer's 'Levitated Mass' at LACMA has many anticipating a masterpiece or a fiasco. But it's not that simple.
Now that the collection is going public, Eli Broad should seize the opportunity to create a truly welcoming artistic environment in downtown L.A.
John McLaughlin is the forerunner of much of L.A.'s best art. Some of his work is in "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture" at the Getty, though he warrants a major solo retrospective.
Curator Paul Schimmel was key in building MOCA's reputation. That he was dumped by the trustees (and informed by Eli Broad) is troubling.
John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York.
Ceramics artist Kenneth Price, whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died Friday in Taos, N.M.